Douglas Macmillan Hospice launches its volunteer recruitment campaign 

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Whatever you can do, do it for Dougie Mac

Douglas Macmillan Hospice is ever growing the services that it provides for patients and their families in Stoke on Trent and North Staffordshire. A vital part of offering these services is the support it receives from its team of wonderful volunteers.

Today this community of volunteers are involved in every aspect of the day to day running of the Hospice from patient care in the hospice itself and in the community; helping within the Income Generation department by volunteering at Fundraising events, working in our 19 retail shops; to various administration roles across the Hospice. Without the valuable support of our volunteers the Hospice could simply not operate in the capacity it does today and with the ever increasing developments offering patients and their families more and more services and support there is an ever increasing need to recruit new volunteers.

Nicola Turner, Workforce Services Recruitment Manager, said;

“I am extremely humbled and grateful for the generosity of the people of Stoke on Trent and North Staffordshire who give their valuable time to volunteer in a wealth of roles at the Hospice. Without their time and skills it is difficult to imagine that the vital services the Hospice provides would be able to continue. With ever expanding services, the most recent being the development of our new Day Therapy Unit, there is an increasing need to enhance our volunteer team.  We are very keen to hear from anyone who has time and skills to give.  You may be a student looking for practical experience whilst studying; someone wishing to develop your skills and improve your job prospects, or you may want to simply help others. We offer a rewarding environment for volunteers to work in at the Hospice and in the community and we often receive positive feedback on the difference our volunteers are making to the Hospice and the services it provides to its patients.

We recognise that all volunteers are individuals and have very different motivations, personal circumstances and availability and we match the opportunities we have at the hospice considering these along with their skills, quite simply – Whatever you can do, do it for the Dougie Mac.”

Interested in volunteering then please visit www.dmhospice.org.uk/volunteer , email workforceservices@dmhospice.org.uk or call our team on 01782 344332